Marilyn Raphael, interim director of UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was among eight UCLA professors elected to the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. The prestigious honorary society is comprised of cross-disciplinary leaders who examine and address important national and worldwide problems.
Raphael is a professor of geography whose research expertise includes Antarctic sea ice variability and global climate change. She is co-author of the award-winning book “The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide.” She authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Academy members play a vital role in disseminating knowledge to policymakers, higher education institutions, government and philanthropy. As leaders in arts and sciences, philanthropy, business, the non-profit community and public affairs, members collaborate with experts across disciplines to identify solutions, promote nonpartisan recommendations and inform public policy.